UK: Fully Funded Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme for Commonwealth Students, 2018

Country of Study: UK Institution/ University: University College London
Application Deadline: 17 April 2018. Level of Study: Master’s

The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (with funding from the Department for International Development (DFID), and UK universities, to support scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom.

The aim of the scheme is to assist students from developing Commonwealth countries who are of excellent academic calibre but for financial reasons would not otherwise be able to afford to study in the United Kingdom. The scheme allows them to benefit from postgraduate study at a university in the United Kingdom which will help them to contribute toward the development of their home countries.

Awards are for taught Master’s programmes only, subjects must be related to the economic, social and technological development of a candidate’s country.

UCL is London’s leading multidisciplinary university, with more than 11,000 staff and 38,000 students from 150 different countries. Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, UCL was the first university in England to welcome students of any religion and the first to welcome women on equal terms with men.

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Sponsor: Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (with funding from the Department for International Development (DFID) and University College London

Scholarship Benefits:

  • The award will cover tuition fees, a maintenance allowance, economy air travel to and from the UK at the beginning and end of the scholar’s degree programme plus additional discretionary allowances.
  • Awards are normally tenable for one year.

Field/Area of Study:

Department of Chemistry
MSc Materials for Energy and Environment
Institute for Global Health
MSc Global Health and Development
MSc Health Economics and Decision Science
Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (Earth Sciences)
MSc Risk, Disaster, and Resilience
Institute of Education
MA Education and International Development
MA Education, Gender and International Development
MA Education, Health Promotion and International Development
MA Educational Planning, Economics and International Development

Eligibility

  • Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
  • Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country (for a full list of eligible countries, see the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission terms and conditions
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2018
  • By August 2018, hold a first degree of either first or upper second class (2:1) classification, or lower second class (2:2) classification plus a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
  • Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a developed country
  • Be unable, either yourself or through your family, to pay to study in the UK

 

Instruction on Application

  • You must separately apply for admission to UCL for one of the eligible programmes through the standard admissions procedure.
  • In order to be considered for this scholarship at UCL, you must complete the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Electronic Application System (EAS) online: by the deadline of 23:59 (UTC) Tuesday, 17 April 2018.All applications received before the deadline will be considered. If an application is received after this deadline it will not be deemed eligible and cannot be considered.

Application Link

Official Scholarship Link

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